Academic Study: 40 Weeks
Work Placement / Internship: 20-24 Weeks
As one of the leading groups in the hotel industry, AccorHotels has over 4,300 hotels in 100 countries with 250,000 employees working around the globe. AccorHotels owns a diverse portfolio with over 20 brands from luxury to economy, including Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis.
A Unique Partnership with AccorHotels
AccorHotels provide key elements in the HTMi Australia program. Students will be provided with an exclusive opportunity to experience the AccorHotels way of delivering first class hospitality service from a team of professionals who are subject matter experts in their fields. Students will benefit from learning first hand from in-class guest speakers, key practical components of the course trained on-site, and the internship program where AccorHotels will work with students to provide best-in-class training in hotel operations.
Internships with AccorHotels
An internship is a period of observing, learning, and practicing in a business environment, where students are given the opportunity to integrate theory with the practice
and responsibility of the workplace. HTMi Australia students will have the opportunity to complete their internship at an AccorHotels property within Australia, providing them with practical experience by exposing them to general systems of operation, as well as to the philosophies and aims of the hotel*.
Students will have the opportunity to ‘learn and earn’ through paid operational roles within the Food & Beverage, and Housekeeping departments. Opportunities to gain experience within non-operational roles will also be available within the Human Resources, Revenue, Sales & Marketing, and Finance departments in an unpaid capacity. Current rates of pay for operational roles range from $23.64 to $28.37** per hour and on average, students can earn $11,000 over each internship
*Subject to completion of internship placement pre-requisites.
**These figures have been taken from the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010.
Student Potential Internship Income
|Year 1||Year 2|| ||TOTAL|
|Potential Income from Internship (based on an average hourly rate of $25 for 440 hours)||$11,000|| $11,000|| Potential Internship Income|| $22,000|
*Paid internships subject to employer approval of the intern application.
*These figures have been taken from the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010.
*Potential earnings are indicative only and should only be used as a guide. Potential earnings when not on Industry Placement (IP) is based on $25.00 per hour (gross minimum wage before tax) for a minimum of 440 hours per 1 term. Each IP figure is based on $25.00 per hour multiplied by the hours stated above. Students may have the opportunity to work more IP hours than stated, and on average undergraduate and postgraduate students work 440 hours on their IP. Minimum wages outlined in the National Workplace Relations system are reviewed by Fair Work Australia annually. Please note Australian students are not limited to working 20 hours per week.
† Remuneration is dependent on negotiation with the employer; some students may choose to work on a voluntary basis.